Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Power Play by Joseph Finder

It is the perfect retreat for a troubled company. No cell phones. No Blackberrys. No cars. Just luxurious, remote lodge surrounded by miles of wilderness.

All the top officers of Hammond Aerospace Coporation are there. And one last minute substitute - Jake Landry. he's a steady, modest and taciturn guy with a gift for keeping his head down and a past he is trying to forget.
Jake's uncomfortable with all the power players he's been thrown in with, with all the swaggering and posturing. The only person he knows there is the female CEO's assistant, his ex-girlfriend Ali.
When a band of backwoods hunters crash he opening-night dinner, the executives suddenly find themselves held hostage by armed men who will do anything, to anyone, to get their hands on the largest ransom in history. Now, terrified and desperate and cut off from the rest of the world, the captives are at the mercy of hard men with guns who may not e what the seem.
The corporate big shots hadn't wanted Jake there. But now he's the only one who can save them.
My thoughts: This story carried through with thrills and action. It was a quick read and I will definitely read more of Finders work! The characters were filled out and I found myself liking Jake and Ali, disliking the "hunters" and disliking some of the corporate big wigs even more.
The author's web site is here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try PARANOIA and the book right before this one. Those two are what hooked me.